Upcoming events

Events, activities and conferences relevant to the users of TERN are listed here. If you would like to feature your event on this page please contact us.

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03 - 03 July 2024


TERN July Webinar

Save the date for TERN’s upcoming webinar, ‘Calibrating and Validating Earth Observations from ground sites – Australia’s role‘.

22 - 22 July 2024


Oceania EFI Chapter Webinar – Speaker: Whitney Woelmer (University of Waikato)

Details about speakers and topics will be added as they are confirmed. 

29 July 2024 - 01 August 2024

Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney, NSW

19th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference

The 19th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference (AVPC) is heading to Sydney, NSW on 29 July – 1 August 2024. Hosted by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions in partnership with the NSW Department of Primary Industries, NSW Local Land Services and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, the 19th AVPC will be held at the Aerial UTS Function Centre, […]

09 - 13 September 2024

Adelaide Convention Centre

Advancing Earth Observation Forum 2024 (AEO24)

The biennial Advancing Earth Observation Forum was created to enable the Earth observation (EO) community to communicate, coordinate, collaborate and collectively assess the state of EO in the Australian and Asia-Pacific region. The five-day event will attract delegates across a broad spectrum of applications, sensors and interests, including industry, research, Defence, government, students and end-users.

10 - 12 September 2024

Versailles Palais des Congrès, France, and online

ICOS Science Conference 2024

With the overarching theme “From GHG observations through science to services”, the sessions cover ICOS’s three domains – Atmosphere, Ecosystem and Ocean. These sessions reflect wider research themes in the ICOS sphere such as climate services, science communication and cooperation between Research Infrastructures. 

10 - 13 September 2024


Research Software Engineer (RSE) Asia Australia 2024 Unconference

We invite you to join us for the third online Research Software Engineer (RSE) Asia Australia Unconference from the 10th to the 13th of September 2024. This is a joint partnership between the RSE Asia Association and the RSE Association of Australia and New Zealand. The theme for this year is “Sharing tech architectures”, there is an extra day […]

30 - 30 September 2024


Oceania EFI Chapter Webinar

Details about speakers and topics will be added as they are confirmed. 

28 October 2024 - 01 November 2024

Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2024 eResearch Australasia Conference

Hosted by Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO) Inc., the conference is the premiere event for those interested in eResearch and actively transforming research via information technology. The conference provides an exciting opportunity for delegates to engage, connect and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information-centric research capabilities, and how ICT technologies can help researchers to […]

26 - 26 November 2024


Oceania EFI Chapter Webinar

Details about speakers and topics will be added as they are confirmed. 

09 - 13 December 2024

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The 2024 conference of the Ecological Society of Australia (ESA 2024)

The conference of the Ecological Society of Australia will be held in Melbourne from 9-13 December 2024. ESA 2024 will be an in-person conference but a limited number of online options will be offered, including live-streamed plenaries, some live-streamed symposia and some of the presentations being made available online after the conference.

02 - 06 June 2025

Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia

XII International Rangeland Congress (IRC 2025)

The Australian Organising Committee of the XII International Rangeland Congress, on behalf of the Australian Rangeland Society and the International Rangeland Congress Continuing Committee, invites you to participate in the International Rangeland Congress to be held June 2-6, 2025 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia. The Congress will be organised under seven themes. These […]

23 - 24 July 2025

Brisbane & Online

TERN Science Symposium 2025

Save the (tentative) date for the TERN Science Symposium 2025! More information coming soon.

Events archive

A list of some of the key TERN events and links to presentations, recordings and more information.

TERN Science Symposia

Integrated Earth

2023 Ecosystem Observations Webinars

3 May 2023

‘Using Bioindicators’

Professor Alan Andersen FAA (Charles Darwin University)
Dr Matthew Lott (Australian Museum)
Professor Simon Robson (Central Queensland University)

Q&A Report

1 March 2023

‘Linking drone & satellite acquired data for effective ecosystem monitoring’

Professor Arko Lucieer (Remote Sensing – University of Tasmania)
Assoc Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou (Marine Science – Deakin University)
Assoc Prof Karen Joyce (Earth and Environmental Science – James Cook University)

Q&A Report

2022 Ecosystem Webinars

2 November 2022

‘Economics of the environment – natural capital accounting’

Natasha Cadenhead (UQ), Adjunct Professor Mike Grundy, (TERN Specialist Advisor; Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists; Adjunct Professor, University of Sydney) & Professor Hugh Possingham, (TERN Advisory Board Chair; Professor, University of Queensland)

Q&A Report

7 September 2022

‘Techology for conservation – traces of biodiversity’

Dr Emma Spencer (WWF-Australia), Dr Myles Menz (JCU), Allyson Marpartida (CDU) & Assoc Prof Susan Fuller (QUT)

Q&A Report

6 July 2022

‘Monitoring Threatened Species’

Dr Ashley Leedman, Dr Holly Sitters, & Dr Geoff Heard

 4 May 2022

‘Agriculture and ecosystems’

Dr Ben Macdonald, Prof Peter Grace & Dr Anna Hopkins

2 March 2022

‘Forecasting Ecosystem Changes’

Dist. Prof. Belinda Medlyn, Prof. Glenda Wardle & Dr Alistair Hobday

The Lyn Beazley AO 2021 Ecosystem Observations Webinar Series

1 December 2021

Eloise Nation, Dr Tim McVicar & Assoc. Prof. Sally Thompson

‘Water in our Ecosystems: issues and opportunities’

Q&A Report

6 October 2021

Dr Dan Metcalfe, Dr Xihua Yang & Dr Tim Wardlaw

‘Extreme Events – why do we need environmental data?’ 

Q&A Report

4 August 2021

Prof. Andy Pitman, Dr Ivan Hanigan & Prof. Lauren Rickards

‘Climate modelling in Australia – what’s the use?’ 

Q&A Report

2 June 2021

Dr Ian Cresswell, Dr Anna Richards and Prof. Lindsay Hutley.

‘Resilience in Australia’s ecosystems.’

Q&A Report

7 April 2021

Dr Michelle Heupel, Dr Elisa Bayraktarov & Sharon Tickell.

‘The Australian sea-change phenomenon – an ecosystem monitoring perspective.’

Ecosystem Observations, TERN Seminar Series

4 November 2020

Assoc. Prof. Ben Sparrow, Dr Sandra Walpole & Dr Teresa Eyre.

Standardising environmental information collection: harmonising Australia’s approaches.’

2 September 2020

Assoc. Prof. Will Edwards & Jo Owens,

‘Introducing TERN’s Queensland SuperSites and using TERN flux tower and satellite-derived data to improve evapotranspiration and groundcover modelling.‘


1 July 2020

Prof. Stuart Phinn, Dr Peter Scarth & Alexis McIntyre

‘Effectively linking Australian Government with industry environmental monitoring using research infrastructure and research.’

Other TERN Webinars

17 August 2021

That’s Elementary, My Dear: Satellites that detect environmental change

A National Science Week event with Prof. Graciela Metternicht discussing how satellite info can solve Earth’s mysteries.

11 February 2021

TERN Ecosystem Surveillance annual report seminar recording

Associate Professor Ben Sparrow, the Lead of TERN’s Ecosystem Surveillance platform, provides an update on the highlights and challenges of 2020 and a preview of the team’s plans for 2021. The webinar includes a brief introduction to TERN, its ecosystem surveillance monitoring infrastructure platform, and a summary of the work of the sub-teams within the group including research and development, field, technical, operations and communication.

OzFlux Ecosystem Exchange Webinar Series

18 August 2021

Dr Peter Isaac and Prof. Elise Pendall

‘Estimating ecosystem respiration from flux tower and chamber data: insights from Cumberland Plain.’

4 May 2021

Dr Jamie Cleverly

‘The ecological processes that shape Australia’s ecosystems.’

4 March 2021

Dr Caitlin Moore

‘Bioenergy crop fluxes and an a-maize-ing conundrum.’ 

OzFlux 20th Anniversary Conference

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of OzFlux—the TERN-supported Australian and New Zealand eddy-covariance flux research community.  This virtual conference celebrated and reflected on the achievements of OzFlux and its contributions to global flux science. It also examined lessons learnt and the future contribution of flux data to ecosystem forecasting capabilities.

Click here to access recordings of the sessions.